Cove

Cove is a little slice of heaven located on the eastern edge of the Grande Ronde Valley in Union County, Oregon. Cove is on the valley’s eastern slope, nestled between the Wallowa Mountains and adjacent ridges. Cove’s name comes from the niche created by the base of Mt. Fanny, Mill Creek, and the ridges to the south. Cove is a small community with approximately 680 people within city limits. Another 1,200 people live in the greater Cove area.  Cove has a public library, K-12 charter school, corner market and fueling station, volunteer fire department, styling salon, steakhouse, and, of course, the Cove Drive-in. A wide array of home-based businesses are a testament to Cove’s robust entrepreneurial spirit.

Cove has been a fruit production center for over 100 years. Today, approximately 500 acres of commercial orchards, planted mostly to sweet cherries and peaches, grace the hillsides above town. Livestock production and processing, field crops, and small-scale produce growers make up the remaining farm operations.

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Cove

Population

Total Population

594

Population
Growth Rate

0.65%

Median Age

49

Diversity Index

24.700

Housing & Income

Households

261

Total Housing Units

277


Owner Occupied

205

Renter Occupied

57

Vacant

16

Median Home Value

$334,337


Average Home Value

$381,585

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.75%


Per Capita Income

2.40%

Income Projection

Median Household

$65,502 $68,139


Average Household

$88,017 $97,929


Per Capita

$35,427 $39,893

Workforce

Total Businesses

16

Total Employed

94

Workers 16+

256

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

39

2021 Information Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

19

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

10

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

10

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

9

2021 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

1

Employed

5

Some
High School

47

Graduated
High School

117

Associates
Degree

33

Bachelor's
Degree

78

Graduate
Degree

52

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

239

Non-Resident Commuters

10

Drive Alone

210

Carpooled

20

Public

4

Work At Home

8